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Dangerously high mercury levels in bay snook fish

The saying goes “When fish come from riva battam an tell yoh halligetter gat bellyache you mus believe ah”.  But are residents in the west taking heed? After reviewing data [...]

Should $50 Million SSB pension fund be used to buy Telemedia shares?

Tonight’s question is: The money from the sale of shares in Telemedia will go for compensation to the previous owners of the company; do you support the investment of fifty [...]

Despite Chief Justice ruling, Gov’t still wants Sam Bruce’s land

Prior to his departure, former Chief Justice Abdulai Conteh, made several landmark rulings and in many cases, the client that lost was the government. In one particular case, a Benque [...]

Mark Medina blames gun on his father, but court finds him guilty

Mark Medina walked from a murder charge in early 2009, but since then he has been a fixture at the Central Prison with three convictions following that acquittal. The third [...]

Luis Savery also busted with illegal gun and ammunition

There was another conviction for Keeping Firearm and Ammunition today. This time, twenty-six year old Luis Savery was sent to jail.  Savery was walking on Sunflower Street on the night [...]

Injured on the job at the KHMH, but he can’t collect benefits

For nine years, Max Charles Orosco worked as a porter; first for the old hospital and then at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, which opened in 1995. But in 2002, [...]

Strictly for the birds; October celebrated by Audubon

This story is strictly for the birds.  The Belize Audubon Society is celebrating October as the month of birds.  Migratory birds from Central and South America are flying south this [...]

Improving Social Conditions on the South side

The Millennium Development Goals, MDGs as they are called, are a set of eight goals signed by all UN member states to eradicate extreme poverty, reduce child mortality rates, fight [...]

Mexico & Belize work on border, bridge and bilateral relations

Mexico has an important partner in trade, transportation and the security of our Northern border. A few days ago, the sixth Bi-national Commission’s Technical Meeting was held in Quintana Roo. [...]

Deportees to Caribbean, who’s responsible?

The Central American Regional Security Initiative promises millions of dollars to the region to combat narco-trafficking, border issues and to aid in environmental and energy related issues. While the United [...]

Di plane land? Asian nationals slip through the night

News Five sources at the Belize International Airport say that a secret plane load of passengers arrived on a chartered flight last Sunday night. The passengers are said to be [...]

SMART gives computers with internet to Nazarene High

There were smiling faces at the Nazarene High School this morning. Ten brand new computers will compliment the school’s lab and they come with the added value of free internet. [...]

Baby Faith lives, esophagus constructive surgery successful

We’ve reported on the touching story of a baby born with a birth defect in early August. The infant did not have an esophagus, which meant she could not consume [...]

Belize American women return with gifts

Belizean Americans often return to the Jewel during the celebration month of September. But three Belizeans from Los Angeles, California decided on a post Independence Day visit to give back [...]

Duets; the Ultimate in Family Entertainment

It started with fourteen duos, and they are now down to four. Tonight’s show will be the last eliminating round, which means that the remaining duos will have to be [...]